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U.S. News & World Report
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States (on-site)
4 days ago
U.S. News & World Report
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
Member Company
4 days ago
Advertising / Marketing
Job Function
General Business



Project Manager 


U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, the Project Manager will provide project leadership and support to one or more cross-functional product development teams. This highly collaborative position involves working closely with Product Owners, Engineering, Editorial and other stakeholders across the company to create realistic project plans and track their progress. Your work will range from managing complex, transformational projects, to leading process improvements, to facilitating the day-to-day work of your teams.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Project Planning: Provide project leadership for complex, mission-critical initiatives. Develop comprehensive project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.

  • Project Coordination: Keep projects moving forward by leading standups, flagging risks, removing impediments and streamlining communication among stakeholders.

  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with diverse teams to foster alignment of project goals, gather requirements, and create realistic project plans. Ensure seamless communication from project commencement to completion.

  • Risk Management: Help teams analyze multiple approaches to problems and arrive at solutions that meet user and business goals. Identify potential risks and obstacles that may impact project timelines or deliverables, and develop proactive mitigation strategies to address these challenges.

  • Performance Tracking and Reporting:Track project progress, analyze key performance metrics, and generate regular status reports to stakeholders, highlighting achievements, challenges, and areas for improvement.

  • Continuous Improvement: Empower teams to reach their potential by identifying ways to streamline processes, refine workflows, and enhance project management approaches to boost quality and efficiency.


You should definitely

  • One year to three years of similar or related experience.working as a project manager in a software development environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Understand the agile software development lifecycle and be able to recommend processes that meet the needs of specific teams

  • Be able to adapt project management and productivity tools such as Jira, Confluence, G-Suite and Slack to help teams collaborate and communicate effectively

  • Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels of the company

  • Be able to build solid working relationships with employees and managers at every level across the organization

  • Be able to analyze problems and opportunities, come up with potential solutions, and present the pros and cons to project stakeholders

  • Be comfortable juggling multiple projects and priorities

It would be nice if you

  • Certified Scrum Master or Agile Certified Practitioner

  • Project Management Professional

  • Have worked in a digital media company

  • Have experience with digital advertising

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • U.S. News & World Report strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters).

  • Preference for New York or Washington, DC based applicants to work a hybrid schedule in those office locations. Remote applicants will be considered.

  • In New York City, the anticipated annual base salary for this position is $85,000 to $100,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  


Job ID: 73502121

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